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I am batting better than ever: Matthew Wade
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I am batting better than ever: Matthew Wade

Australia's wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade talked about his recent form with the bat as he eyes Australia's Ashes (which is to take place in July 2019 in England) squad. Wade recently enjoyed a 1000-run season in Sheffield Shield tournament.

The Tasmanian boy said, "I am not really looking at small-window type opportunity. I feel like the selectors have been watching every player for a long period of time now." "It is been a little bit frustrating over the last 12 months especially, I feel like I have been playing good enough cricket that I could contribute to the Australian team in some way".

"So, it is nice to get an opportunity to go over there and perform. I feel like I have shown enough that I am batting better than I have ever batted", he further added.

The 31-year old keeper-batsman has scored 886 runs for Australia in the Test matches at an average of 28. With Tim Paine mostly likely to captain Australia in the Ashes, there might be little chance of Matthew Wade being the priority option for Cricket Australia ahead of The Ashes.